Rangers boss Gio van Bronckhorst has admitted that he doesn’t expect any more signings after the expected arrival of Ridvan Yilmaz at Ibrox – as he hopes the Turkish defender can follow the path of Calvin Bassey and Nathan Patterson.
The full-backs have been sold for club-record fees this year, Patterson for £16million before Bassey’s £22.5million move to Ajax, and 21-year-old Yilmaz already has fans excited ahead of his move being confirmed.
Van Bronckhorst confirmed a move for the Besiktas star is imminent and doesn’t foresee any more signings unless there are departures from his fairly large squad.
“I won’t lie, we hope to add a new player in the coming days,” van Bronckhorst said. “Then I think we will be finished with the window if no one else goes.
“When we have confirmation he’s a Rangers player we will announce this.
“The player who will come in is definitely a good one.
“He’s a player hopefully we can develop the same way as the young ones we are getting in.
“Calvin Bassey is a good example, Nathan Patterson as well. The new player will also be in that age range.”
Rangers’ transfer business has been good this summer
Depsite some hysterical panic online because Rangers hadn’t completed their signings before the players were even back for pre-season, the Gers have had a solid window.
Signing John Souttar, Antonio Colak, Malik Tillman, Rabbi Matondo, Tom Lawrence and Ben Davies with Leon Balogun, Cedric Itten, Aribo and Bassey leaving is a good summer.
That could still change if there are any high-profile departures who don’t get replaced, but as things stand there’s not much to complain about.
There might be some question marks over the number one spot this season but it would be unfair to say Rangers haven’t considerably strengthened this summer.
With some important players still to return from injury as well, there’s plenty of reason for positivity.
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